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How to Boost Beverage Sales

Restaurants that want to increase beverage profits may be surprised to learn how easy it is, once management takes the lead, and may be shocked to learn how much they can net. For example, one T.G.

Chilean Presence at NRA Show

A select group of Chilean companies will be displaying food and wine products at the 2011 National Restaurant Association Show.The Chilean Trade Commission at Chicago (ProChile Chicago) is pleased to announce that the following Chilean companies will exhibit their products at the newly designed Chilean Pavilion:Aconcagua FoodsAgro AmericaElkan WineOlisurPure FruitChile, Seafood ResourcesWines of ChileProChile, along with these seven companies, invites attendees to visit the Chilean Pavilion to learn how the companies have developed new technologies and innovative processes to ensure the production of consistent, top-quality products.

Cabernet Sauvignon: The King of Grapes

Long referred to as the world’s most famous wine grape, Cabernet Sauvignon also possesses immense depth. Grown in almost all wine regions around the globe, from Sicily to Sonoma, Chile to Bordeaux; the red wine grape expresses its flavor differently depending on the region.

Poised for a Comeback

I love fortified wines—Port, Madeira, and Sherry—and it was a delight to recently discover a new one: Marsala.The wine’s inviting bouquet smells of almonds and honey with a touch of lemon.

Michigan State University Hosts Wine Conference

Students in Michigan State University’s HB (Hospitality Business) 380 – Event and Meeting Planning Management, taught by Dr. Jeff Beck, will host a New Wine Fundamentals Conference at East Lansing’s Marriott University Place May 4 and 5.

Wine keg saves money, the environment and wine spoilage

The Great Oregon Wine Company has launched a single-use recyclable keg, which saves money for restaurants and is more eco-friendly than a wine bottle.The winemaker, based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, now offers its 100% Willamette Valley pinot noir and pinot gris wines in the kegs.

Pop-up Restaurant Will Feature Beer, Wine and Sake pairings

From Sunday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 19, Royal/T—Culver City’s eclectic art space and Japanese maid café—will host the next installment of David Haskell and chef Joseph Mahon’s nomadic “Magnum” culinary pop-up series for three evenings of inspired gastronomy and innovative wine, beer, and sake pairings.

Everyone Has Wine, But What About Wine Lights?

Suitable for homes, restaurants, hotels, and retailers, Meyda Lighting introduced Tuscan Vineyard Wine Bottle Chandeliers. Meyda Lighting is a Meyda Tiffany company and a manufacturer and designer of custom lighting and décor.

Top Chefs at Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Tom Colicchio, Tyler Florence, Jacques Pepin, and Charlie Trotter will be just four of the top chefs featured at the fourth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2011.The event, April 28 through May 1, will bring together more than 70 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers for a number of events.

Fig & Olive Heads West

New York’s Fig & Olive kitchen and tasting bar is preparing to open its first West Coast location this month.The expansive 8,000-square-foot, split-level space will be located on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California, capable of accommodating up to 300 diners.

Seasons 52 Heads Into Spring

Seasons 52 in Orlando, Florida introduced its spring menu. The restaurant is known for its seasonally inspired menu and fresh approach to dining."Spring provides great ingredients and flavors that inspire our seasonal menu and allow us to showcase some truly unique recipes," says Cliff Pleau, senior director of culinary, Seasons 52.

Giant Brasserie with Intimate Alcove Comes to Vegas

Sugar Factory American Brasserie opened March 4 at the Paris Las Vegas.The 30,000‐square‐foot space houses an expansive restaurant, beer garden, retail store, and Chocolate Lounge. The sizeable dining room has a traditional French brasserie feel with intricate details and handmade art from local artists, accented by etched mirrors, black and white imagery, and brass finishes.

Think About the Drink at NRA Show

National Restaurant Association’s 2010 International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event in May to include expert-led, educational sessions.